Stream WMV Files on Samsung TV via USB

Windows Media Video (WMV) is a file type which can contain video in one of several video compression formats developed by Microsoft. Generally, MWV files are supported by Samsung TV. But there are still many issues like “WMV can’t play on Samsung TV”occurring. Why Samsung TV supports WMV formats but sometimes you still can’t play WMV files on Samsung TV via USB?

After searching for Samsung TV supported format from Samsung official site and manual, we can see that WMV is indeed supported by Samsung TV when playing through USB hard drive. But only Windows Media Video v9(VC1), Windows Media Video v7(WMV1), Windows Media Video v8(WMV2) are supported by Samsung TV. So when your WMV is encoded with other codec, your Samsung TV won’t play those MW files via USB. But, you can use a Video Converter to re-encode your unsupported MWV to Samsung TV supported WMV, MP4, AVI, MKV, etc.

Here,Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate is strongly recommended. This all-in-one media solution can convert H.265,  MKV, MP4, Tivo, MOV,  AVI, FLV, VOB, ISO, WMV, etc to Samsung TV friendly format with high video quality. It provides users with Samsung TV optimized preset equipped most compatible A/V parameters for Samsung LED/SUHD TV. You can adjust video resolution to 2160p, 1080, 720p to adapt to your Samsung TV models.

It also can convert 2D/3D Blu-ray/DVD/Video to 3D MP4/AVI/MKV/WMV/MOV in SBS, TB, Anaglyph for Samsung 3D TV playback via USB. To get perfect media entertainment on Samsung TV, you can add srt/ass/ssa subtitle to your movies when you converting them to Samsung TV. Or you can crop the black area, deinterlacing video, adjust video bitrate/frame rate, change audio channel/codec, adjust aspect ratio, etc with Pavtube Video to Samsung TV converter.

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Steps to convert unsupported MWV to Samsung TV streaming via USB

Step 1: Add WMV files to app

Launch this program, click the Add Files button or drag your WMV files directly onto the interface. (Tips: Batch conversion is supported to ease your conversion and save time). After importing the WMV files, you can select desired subtitle and audio track, re-arrange the imported files and also click Merge all videos into one file if necessary.

Step 2: Select an Suitable format for Samsung TV

Click the “Format” to choose your desired format. Here, you’ll find tons of videos, audios and other preset formats available. You can choose WMV1, WMV2 in “Common Video” which can be supported by Samsung TV. Or you can click “TVS” profile and choose “Samsung TV(*.mp4)” preset of Samsung TV.

Tip: If you choose WMV format not the preset, you can open “Settings” window to check the WMV video’s parameters and adjust the codec, resolution, bitrate, frame rate to Samsung most compatible one according to the chart above.

Step 3: Start WMV to Samsung TV conversion

Now you’ve come to the last step, just hit Convert to kick off the WMV to Samsung TV conversion. 

Once it’s converted, you can now transfer the converted WMV files to your USB hard drive and insert the USB hard drive to USB port behind of your Samsung TV. Now, you can play your MWV files on Samsung TV via USB.

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